Military Service Was A ‘Special Experience’ – Tottenham Forward Son

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Updated June 4, 2020
This handout photo taken on May 8, 2020 and published on the official Facebook page of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps shows Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min in military uniform receiving a prize during a basic military training completion ceremony at a marines boot camp in Jeju island. Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was named one of the top five recruits in his unit as he finished three weeks of compulsory military training in South Korea on May 8. Handout / Republic of Korea Marine Corps / AFP


Tottenham forward, Son Heung-min has said his military service in South Korea was a “special experience.”

Son, 27, performed a three-week mandatory service in his native country in April just after recovering from a fractured arm.

While speaking about his experience during the service, he said he enjoyed it and he did everything possible to make the most of the moment.

He said, also, that he met some nice persons during the period even though it was tough.

“It’s not private, it was in newspapers everywhere! I had to wear the army suit (uniform). It was a special experience,” he told Spurs TV.

“These guys will never have that experience. I couldn’t say everything I did, but I really enjoyed it, the guys were nice. Three weeks were tough, but those experiences… I will never have those experiences. I tried to enjoy the three weeks.”

The player injured his arm in mid-February before the Premier League was suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Matches in the Premier League will restart in June with Liverpool expected to win the trophy.